Monday, December 30, 2013

Disney Parks Horticulture Internship - Apply by Jan. 31st!

Horticulture InternshipsWalt Disney World® Resort:

It's all about show business at the Walt Disney World Resort! To help set the stage Disney’s Horticulture maintains over 4,200 acres of landscaped gardens throughout the Disney Parks and Resorts. Performing 365 days a year the over 3 million bedding plants, and millions and millions of shrubs and trees rely on careful planning, diligent observation, and meticulous research and continued coordination and maintenance.Disney’s Horticulture cast of over 500- gardeners, arborists, irrigation specialists and pest management technicians plant and maintain this huge outdoor set; playing a very important role in the show.
Disney’s Horticulture is dedicated to creating and preserving the “magical” guest experience through horticulture. Through these actions, Disney’s Horticulture is an exemplary steward of the environment and a source of beauty, refreshment, and inspiration for all who work and play here.
Role Description:

Disney’s Horticulture Professional Intern Program is designed to provide qualified students with the opportunity to further their knowledge through practical hands on work experience. Students will be assigned to various regions of the landscape operation. In addition to the work experience students must participate in the program activities, which include weekly seminars, projects and plant/pest identification. Required Qualifications (These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this position.) Currently enrolled in college/university in any related horticulture field Brown steel toed shoes or boots Valid Driver’s License Comfortable working outdoors in a variety climates including extreme heat and extreme cold conditions Comfortable lifting, bending and stretching for long periods of time
Desired Qualifications:

Experience and/or education in landscape equipment preferred;
Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in college/university in any related horticulture field;

Want to become a certified arborist?

'Arboriculture 101' is a workshops/short course with Dr. Todd Watson that utilizes lecture and hands on instruction. Attendees have the opportunity to learn real world applications to validate concepts. 

January 16 & 17 and January 23 & 24, 2014The Brazos Center
3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas

*Early bird registration prices through Jan. 10th

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Berkshire Botanical Garden Seeks Summer Interns

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The Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit public garden established in 1934. Located on 15 rural acres, the Garden consists of 22 display gardens, a woodland preserve, several specialty collections and three greenhouses. The Garden is situated in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, two miles from the center of historic Stockbridge. The area is home to many cultural institutions and numerous natural sites.
DESCRIPTION: The college internship program is designed to offer hands-on experience at a botanical garden for persons aspiring to a career in horticulture, public gardening and landscape architecture or design. Interns work with horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development. This includes planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning, and interacting with visitors. Students may also become involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, or flower arranging. Intern training sessions, public educational programs, and staff field trips are offered to help broaden the students' horticultural horizon. Summer internships are 12 weeks, 40 hours per week. The Internships usually start mid to end of May. The program includes housing and a stipend of $7.50/hr. Applications are due March 1, 2014.
Preferred Experience and Education:  Previous gardening experience and course work in horticulture, public gardening or landscape design are required. Junior and senior undergraduate students applying for college credit are preferred. Students must be responsible, self-motivated and capable of the strenuous nature of gardening. Please submit an application and a cover letter, which can be found on the Garden’s website at

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Graduation Dates and Details here to view details.

RSVPs for HORT Christmas Luncheon due Thurs, 12/12
Join us for A Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday, December 18 @ 11:30 am
Extension Lab, Room 224
The main entrée will be provided.
Please bring a side dish or dessert of your choice.
$2 for faculty, staff, and students
$6 for non-employees

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, December 12th
to the main office.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

'Tis the Season to find your Internship!

Don't wait until the last minute!  Remember, the early bird gets the worm and now is the time to start thinking about your internship opportunities.  An internship can earn academic credit to be applied towards your degree, but that's just the beginning:

  • Enjoy exploring another state (or even country!)
  • Try out a job or field before you commit long-term
  • Meet new people and make valuable contacts in your industry
  • Reflect on what you've learned and what you want and need to learn before graduation

INTERN to learn!

 So, don't delay!  Make good use of the winter break to get your resume in shape, research internship opportunities, and start your applications.  Check out Aggies for Hire and Jobs in Horticulture for listings.

Special Graduate Seminar Info for Thurs, 12/5

Just a reminder that our last seminar is this Thursday (Dec. 5) at 4:00 pm in HFSB 104. The seminar will be presented by two PhD graduate students in the Horticulture Dept. – Dr. Ockert Greyvenstein and Ms. Amy (Xiaoya) Cai. They are putting their research results together to discuss abiotic stresses on garden roses.
Following the seminar, all seminar attendants (faculty, staff and students) are invited to a social at Dr. Starman’s home in Ockert and Amy’s honor. Pizza and drinks will be served. You do not need to bring anything unless you want something special to drink. Maps and directions will be available at the seminar.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Beautiful Biltmore Estate in NC seeking Interns! 
Internships are available to currently enrolled students at the wonderful Biltmore Estate in North Carolina.....Landscape Garden Intern and Rose Garden Intern  (closing date is 2/15/14)

Mercer Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Seeks INTERNS!!!

Special Events Intern
Garden Intern
March Mart Intern

Check out the new postings on Aggies for Hire or visit Mercer Arboretum & Botanical Gardens website for all the details!

Howdy Farm Internship Presentations, Tues 12/3 @11am in HFSB 203

Learn about what's happening at the Howdy Farm and about the important role interns play.  HFSB Conference Room from 11:00-11:30am Tuesday.